Senate Committees

The Hereford Student Senate is comprised of five committees that work to balance Hereford's ideals of living and learning. If you have an idea, need, or are simply interested in what is going on at Hereford, please feel free to contact the committee that best matches your issue. Or, simply contact any member of HSS.

Sustainability Committee

Contact:  Kelly Tran (

The Sustainability Committee fosters the spirit of physical wellness at Hereford by planning educational programs that raise awareness of environmental issues. This may entail, but is not limited to, working with UVa Housing to institute physical improvements to Hereford buildings (e.g. efficient hand-dryers; shower timers) or and providing Herefordians with re-usable dinnerware for all community-wide events to encourage sustainability.  Members of this committe think outside of the box.

Needs, Advocacy, Physical Space (NAPS) 

Contact: Rebecca Towler (

This committee has a broad scope, but exists to fulfills the general needs of the Hereford Community.  The committee handles both the material needs of Hereford, seeking to reimagine and enhance Hereford’s spaces, as well as personal needs of the Hereford student body. For example, the committee has responded to student calls for improvements to the Hereford Hub and halls with cooking supplies, new artwork, and pillows. Other projects include Hereford t-shirts and hoodies, new soccer nets, and personal-care bags during final exam period.  Members of this committee are abstract and creative thinkers. 

Social Committee 

Contact: Tarun Goswami (
The goal of the social committee is to plan and execute social events for the Hereford community. In addition to small one-time or recurring events, the social committee is also responsible for planning a yearly day trip (i.e. King's Dominion). The purpose of this committee is to give Herefordians a reason to come together and get more acquainted with each other and the Hereford community. This committee is in charge of Breakfast Club, Campus Cookies, and BBQs.

Banquet Committee 

Contact: Evan Sheldahl (
The banquet committee designs, plans, and executes all banquets sponsored by the Hereford Student Senate. Though the members do all the behind the scenes work, they are assisted in the actual setup and cleanup of the banquets by the general body of HSS. The commitee works with UVa Catering to schedule the events, design menus and organize decorations or other activities. Members of this committee are organized and team-players.

Social Awareness Committee

Contact: TBD
The Awareness Committee seeks to increase dialogue at Hereford surrounding issues of social justice, particularly as they pertain to members of our own community. This is be done via the planning of educational programs in Hereford, such as lectures or open-invitation conversations with faculty members or in collaboration with other groups around Grounds. Creative thinking is encouraged to meet the social justice interests of Herefordians and to further awareness of these issues in the community.

Fellows Committee

Contact: Alex Chmielinski (

More information coming soon. 

Outreach Committee

Contact: Catherine Strawley (ces9ra@virginia.eduand TBD Co-Chair 

More information coming soon.